sponge down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sponge down wash with a sponge
    • v sponge down clean with a sponge, by rubbing
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Usage

In literature:

The sponge is got by means of a cross-stick, fitted with hooks, which being lowered down, fastens upon it, and tears it from the rocks.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Troubles sink into the souls of some like water into a sponge, and weight them down almost to the grave.
"Jess" by H. Rider Haggard
Without so much as a sponging down or a mouthful of wine Almo was faced by a seventh fresh swordsman in complete armor.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Down in the blue Mediterranean Sea are found the best sponges that grow.
"Lord Dolphin" by Harriet A. Cheever
Such a washing and scrubbing and sponging off and rubbing down as went on in every house, you can imagine.
"Miss Elliot's Girls" by Mrs Mary Spring Corning
The nesan produced a sponge and towel from her long sleeves and, taking Percival by the hand, led him down the hall.
"The Honorable Percival" by Alice Hegan Rice
When we breathe, the air goes down into our lungs, which are something like sponges, inside our chests.
"New National Fourth Reader" by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
But as I seized it, I brought down my right foot into the middle of a big round sponge.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
First sponge up and down the back quickly with hot soap and water.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Going down on my knees with sponge and basin, I soon found that there was a small orifice behind the right ear.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

No stranger to the manor house,
Its finery and lordly tenor,
I was a friend of down-and-outs,
And shunned the idly sponging manner.
"Change" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Installers prepped the Glass Tower window's with glass cleaner and, over the course of two days, rappelled down the building's front side to apply the graphic, using Avery Pro felt-layered sponges.
JACKSON – Some of the Jackson area's top young musical talent will throw down on Saturday at Raks Sportsbar for a chance to open for national act and Detroit-based Sponge at the Michigan Theatre in April.
On one trip (Frankfurt, I think), the projector 's guardian, Peter T was taken away by a security guard to have the projector sponged down for explosives.
The dance team gets down to work with the sponges soaping up a waiting car LOUISE KRAFFT.
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